Governor Rauner’s comments today get us no closer to accomplishing what Illinois desperately needs: a tax system that supports middle-class and working families, ensures that the wealthy pay their fair share and funds the necessary programs that all communities need to thrive.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Today, the Responsible Budget Coalition, a network of more than 300 organizations across the state, calls on the Governor and General Assembly to reverse the current decision to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from vital services for communities across the state and, instead, to raise revenue to repair the damage done by the budget impasse and make smart investments in our state’s future.
Millions of Illinoisans will be able to live a better life in the coming year because of this vote.
Following the House's vote for increased revenue, the RBC applauds Representatives who voted for the tax increase needed to save our state and calls on the Senate to follow their lead.
As the fiscal year draws to an end and Illinois readies itself to begin a third year without a state budget, the Responsible Budget Coalition renews our call for Governor Rauner and the General Assembly to do their jobs and pass a full year budget with permanent new revenue.
The Illinois General Assembly will complete its regular session today and, for the third straight year, it will fail to adopt a year-long, fully funded budget. Read our statement.
The Responsible Budget Coalition released the following statement following the passage of a year-long budget in the Illinois Senate.
The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) released the following statement after Governor Bruce Rauner’s state budget address on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Chair of the Responsible Budget Coalition’s Executive Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday, December 27th, regarding the expiration of the stopgap spending plan and the lack of a state budget.